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SXSW 2018: Elon Musk Surprises ‘Westworld’ Panel With SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch Trailer
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SXSW attendees who sat in on a panel last Saturday afternoon featuring HBO’s Westworld showrunners and stars were surprised when showrunner Jonathan Nolan introduced SpaceX CEO (and generally real-life Tony Stark) Elon Musk onto the Austin Convention Center stage.

During the panel, Nolan had been previously lamenting at the fact that when he was a kid, he used to spend an “unhealthy amount of time” dreaming about spaceflight, but in recent years the enthusiasm for space travel had waned, so he was talking to “a friend” about how to inspire people to drive the conversation back into space exploration. The inspirational “shocking” idea they came up with was a red sportscar combined with the music of David Bowie. That “friend” was of course Elon Musk, who joined the panel on stage.

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The Drill Down 513: So Long, Starman
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On this week’s Drill Down podcast, Elon Musk sends a Tesla into space and Tesla turns Australian homes into power generators, life beyond the iPhone for Apple, Orwellian proposals from Amazon and Uber … and much, much more.

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